Malaysian cops have urged women to be more vigilant and be wary of strangers standing near them after e-mail messages showing at least nine pictures allegedly taken up the skirts of women in the country were widely circulated via the Internet recently.
From the messages, it seemed that the pictures were taken at several hypermarkets and bookshops nationwide.
All the women were obviously too busy in either reading books or looking for groceries when their pictures were taken.
It is thought that the voyeur could have fixed a pinhole camera to his shoes before taking the photographs by standing next to his unsuspecting victims.
Penang Deputy CPO Senior Asst Comm 1 Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said police would have to find out if the pictures were authentic.
"We must also establish the identities of the victims. A police investigation can only be carried out after a report is lodged," the Star Online quoted Hamzah as saying.